The Eighth expansion was Stygian Abyss, released on September 8, 2009. The included a new gargoyle race. New magic ability was added called Mysticism. New Gargoyle house tiles were added.
There was a new mega dungeon which included non-consensual PVP areas plus new Champion Bosses. Tur Mer is the new landmass which required you to gain 10,000 loyalty points to the Gargoyle Queen before you can place a 18x18 house.
This new dungeon was loosely based on the name of the Ultima Underworld II The Stygian Abyss game. These games are vastly different and not related at all.
As we understand it this game has no physical collectible items, all were digital.
I played this expansion on the Lake Austin shard.
The biggest, baddest dungeon is here.
Like the yawning chasm into Hell itself sits the entrance into the foreboding dark caverns of the Stygian Abyss. Now existing Ultima Online players can upgrade their accounts to get Stygian Abyss, the eighth incredible expansion pack for the best-selling massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, Ultima Online. This is the largest, most detailed, and deadliest dungeon ever created for Ultima Online. Inside, find a long-lost temple, the entrance to the world of Ter Mur, homeworld of the Gargoyles. Masters of both combat and magic, Gargoyles are now a playable race in Ultima Online.
The Gargoyle race presents fascinating new powers, including the ability to fly and reach areas other players cannot; the capacity to call upon their natural ferocity to go berserk in desperate situations; the ability to hurl objects with great accuracy; and a unique mystic insight that grants them basic magic spell usage. The sudden appearance of a new volcano beckons players to the Stygian Abyss, and the evil that lies within. Gather your group, gather your weapons, and gather your wits… it’s time to descend into the Stygian Abyss.
• Available via digital download only, Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss revolves around the introduction of the playable Gargoyle race.
• Players will also find expansive new areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian Abyss — the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online.
• This sprawling dungeon will contain new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty, including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player vs. Player zones where adventurers will be turned against one another.
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